I'm looking for books that use Optima as a text typeface. Earliest publication date wins the thread. Anyone?
This probably isn't the oldest example, but it's the oldest example in my library: James Carroll, Wonder and Worship, copyright 1970 by Newman Press, Paramus, NJ, designed by Emil Antonucci.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Also 1970.
[[http://www.flickr.com/photos/typeaffair/9218970085/|Here is a spread]] I just uploaded. It's from a camera/photography book published in 1988.
Zapf's book About Alphabets is in Optima, published in 1970, original Typophiles edition in 1960. [[http://oakknoll.com/detail.php?d_booknr=116327&d_currency=|Here's an edition]] for sale. And [[http://pingmag.jp/images/article/kobayashi_zapf_book2.jpg|here's a scan of a page.]]
I'm guessing [[http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10315668942&searchurl=k...|the original German version]] is also in Optima. It seems the design was completed in 1958, so the German edition may be the first full book.
This book in my library:
Thanks, I appreciate the pics and citations. All useful info!